Social Distancing

Teaching Children How to Maintain Social Distancing

11 August 2020

Recently the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The pandemic has managed to change people’s lives in many ways. Governments across the globe are taking radical measures to counter the health impacts of the virus on the lives of people. Nourishing Schools Foundation believes that by making children aware of the preventive guidelines issued by the government, they can also take charge of their and the communities’ healthcare. Participation of children can ensure that the spread of the disease is prevented, and safer communities are promoted.

Our team has developed resources that would help children take charge of preventing the spread of COVID-19. One such resource is on How to Maintain Proper Social Distancing.

Everyone, infected or uninfected by the virus, should follow social distancing. The practice of social distancing means maintaining a 6 ft distance and not coming in direct contact with others as much as possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The spread of COVID-19 happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. People release droplets into the air through their mouths and nose. These fall into the mouths or noses of other people nearby. While inhaling, the droplets can also be absorbed into the lungs. Hence, social distancing is necessary for the prevention of the rapidly spreading virus. It is important for children to learn all the precautions advised by healthcare experts. In our toolkit, we have provided games for children to engage, learn, and practice social distancing.

We hope that together we can protect ourselves and others from being infected. Teaching young children the right methods and making them aware of the situation will help them become better representatives for a healthier world in the future. By following the necessary guidelines, we will slowly be able to return to a healthier and safer society.
The Social Distancing guide is available in English on our website. We welcome the use of this resource by other organizations and individuals.

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